| Mar 8, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo, a star in his one-and-done season for USC, has been suspended one game by the NBA for punching New Orleans Pelicans center Greg Stiemsma in the throat on Friday.
Rod Thorn, president of basketball operations for the NBA,...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Somewhere, lost in the sleaze that all so often defines what college basketball has become, are the overlooked culprits. Mom and Dad.
We in the media rant on and on about AAU coaches and summer leagues and slimeball agents (is that redundant?). We...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Milwaukee Bucks 108 - Lakers 105 (end of regulation)
The only true win for the Lakers on Thursday night in Milwaukee against the Bucks was a loss.
Already out of the playoffs, the Lakers hurt their draft position with back-to-back wins over the...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:53 PM
Take that, coaches.
Arron Afflalo responded to his All-Star Game snub in the most constructive way possible: by playing superbly Friday night.
Afflalo led the Orlando Magic to a 113-102 win over the hapless Milwaukee Bucks at Amway Center.
| Mar 31, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Jabari Parker had just sent the Simeon gym into a tizzy.
It was the end of the third quarter of a city tournament game, and Parker dunked home a rebound over and between three Hyde Park defenders as the buzzer sounded.
The stands rocked. His screaming...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 5:56 PM
Aggressive spending in recent years clogged the Orlando Magic payroll and hampered team executives' efforts to pair Dwight Howard with another star.
But what complicated things in the first place might provide the fastest path back to relevance.
| Aug 13, 2012
| 5:24 PM
When Ravens safety Bernard Pollard got to the NFL, he noticed the veterans playing a card game in their downtime.
And then he saw the sums of money being wagered.
"I've seen people dropping $70,000 or $80,000," he said Monday after practice.
| Nov 10, 2012
| 2:36 PM
An updated look at NBA free agents. Who has signed, who is still available, who has become available:
Best of who is left: Kenyon Martin, Josh Howard, Derek Fisher, Chris Andersen, Mickael Pietrus, Mehmet Okur (retired), Maurice Evans, Ryan Gomes,...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 5:50 PM
Josh Selby emerges from the Stevenson University locker room, his hot pink sneakers with silver trim sparkling as he takes the floor.
The Lake Clifton graduate's eye-catching shoes — which he says he wears to raise breast cancer awareness —...
| Apr 30, 2011
The reactions swung from pure elation in Los Angeles to confusion and head-scratching around the NBA. The Lakers had just acquired Pau Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies for Kwame Brown, Aaron McKie, Javaris Crittenton, two first-round picks and the...
| May 2, 2011
Writers from around Tribune Co. discuss the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies' run through the early portion of the NBA playoffs. Check back throughout the day for more responses, vote in the poll and weigh in with a comment of your own.......